Happy New Year everyone! There are some who say that eating beans on New Year's Day will bring good luck for the year ahead. So here is a super simple and quick bean soup you can whip up in under 30 minutes and enjoy the good fortune it may bring.
3 cups white beans, canned (or 2.5 cups dry white beans)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
2 cups dark leafy greens, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp white pepper
If you want to make this recipe in under 30 minutes then use canned beans. But if you have a little more time you can use dried white beans. Rinse 2.5 cups of dry beans and then cover them with water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer for about 2 hours. Keep an eye on it as you may have to add more water to the pot.
Chop the veggies and add to a large stockpot with the vegetable broth. You can use spinach, kale, collards or beet greens for the dark leafy green - whatever you had on hand. I used beet greens and they were delicious. Add in the 1/2 tsp of white pepper.
Simmer the veggies, broth, and beans for about 30 minutes and enjoy!
Happy New Year!